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Joined on: Friday, 28th December 2001, 12:54, Last used: Wednesday, 21st August 2013, 09:17

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About this user: still have the old wharfy 750 now relegated to the bedroom... now all panasonic hometheatre/ multiregion dvd player...

likes `Baby Spice`
dislikes, anything to do with Brad Pitt/Friends/ or Robbie Williams. (oh, and Arsenal).

This user has posted a total of 7396 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 1.02 messages a day, or 7.15 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 13 messages, which is on average 0.43 messages a day.

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RE: Stent

BTW Mark , oh really rubbish! Lol


This item was edited on Sunday, 24th October 2021, 12:51

RE: Stent

A stent is now very common surgery,

However it is important, that the patient doesnt do any household chores for at least the next twenty years, and you must wait on him hand and foot!

Speedy recovery to Mr Brooky

RE: The 100 greatest TV series of the 21st Century

So where are tv series such as...

Only Fools and Horses
Dr Who
Friends (not my choice!)
there are so many that are better than half those in the list

RE: Not Savy online

*YOU CAN SEE WHEN SOMEONE HAS READ YOUR TEXT!!! (2 little green ticks light up)
*but they can also see when you have read their text and haven't bothered replying

You can actually turn this function off... so they don't know you are ignoring them!

RE: [VIDEO] Day of the Dead

ooh... its yes from me!

RE: To boldy go where no nonagenarian has gone before...

Makes Captain Kirk the oldest human in space...

technically it is to the edge of space, all these companies stay within the earths exo-atmosphere!

This item was edited on Wednesday, 13th October 2021, 17:11

RE: The Walking Dead: Season 8

think i'm still back on S6 or so

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

I hadn't read it as a legal requirement, but am happy to be corrected.

I can just see this being challenged in the courts, for unfair dismissal etc at some point, and the employers believing they have acted on legal advice?

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

thankfully I cannot see that happening here, although I guess it could always be a pre-requisite of employment for new employees?

RE: Amazon 4 Star Opened

I was so expecting this to be about Petrol delivered next day to your house.

Showing your age there, although i can remember my mum running her Renault 4 on Two Star

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

Well i ordered a new batch of 7 day LFT's.

When it arrived a week last Tuesday, it also contained a PCR test, as the NHS have just started efficacy testing.

I do twice weekly testing for work, even though i have no symptoms.

I've been doing LFT since last year, and am double vaccinated.

Test taken on the Tuesday, and LFT negative. Did PCR as requested and sent it off, got a result back the following Saturday morning, Positive!

Immediately did another LFT - negative.

Rang NHS helpline, and explained why i had taken test, they didn't know anything about the efficacy tests going on.

I asked if i should take another PCR, but was told no, Positive, is Positive, the test doesn't make mistakes?  And anyway once you have tested Positive on a PCR, you cant do another for 90 days?

Wife and kids went to drive through for PCR - theirs came back negative.

So had to isolate for 10 days... Although by time results came back was already half way through!

Have also completed Antigen tests now... awaiting the results.

Fortunately I can work from home, so continued, the wife works in an Opticians, and was told because i tested positive she had to stay home also for 10 days.

The worry now is, no symptoms, LFT are continuing to be negative, yet the PCR was positive, so from today I can move about freely, and potentially for the next 80 days, any testing is ineffective!

So am I worried... not for me, or the wife and kids, but what about elderly relatives, or those with underlying health conditions?

RE: Muse

Local band to me, hail from Teignmouth... have to say I couldn't name a single song by them, really not understood the hype behind them at all?

RE: [VIDEO] What gig did you just go to?

I'm seeing Idles on Thursday, looking forward to it, just had email asking ppl wear masks, and proof of covid jabs/negative tests required on entry.

Tickets for Troops had free tickets to see them...

Were they any good? They are playing Eden Project today, sadly sold out!

RE: Mad Cow Disease Back :(

No doubt this will be blamed on Boris, or Brexit, or some conspiracy by The New World Order?

RE: RIP: Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81

Sad news, RIP Sir Clive

undoubtedly we wouldnt be where we are today without great innovators like Sir Clive, who made computing accessible to the masses, i have many happy memories of tape games uch as Panama Jack, Track and Field, Hungry Horace goes skiing etc

RE: [VIDEO] What gig did you just go to?

Saturday 11th September - Lets Rock, at Powderham Castle.

Toyah brilliant
Five Star - more like unleaded these days!
Tony Hadley - brilliant
Midge Ure - briliant
Peter Hook - oustanding
Howard Jones - outstanding
Wet Wet Wet - good, but dont appreciate them using the F word in every sentence, there are children present, its a family concert
Adam Ant - brilliant

Tickets on sale tomorrow for next year, guess we will be going again!

RE: [VIDEO] What gig did you just go to?

Wendy James Band (Transvision Vamp) at The Fleece, in Bristol, on 2nd September.

Absolutely brilliant... if you haven't heard her in years, listen to last years album, Queen High Straight, its fantatsic

RE: What were you doing on 9/11?

I had just left working for Woolworths, was my last day, and was getting married a few days later.

I had got home lunchtime, i had the news on and was watching it unfold live.

I remember thinking it was like watching a film, like Die Hard, as i watched the images of a plane hit the tower, i couldnt understand how there was smoke already coming from the towers?

Then the realisation it was a second plane, and that this could only be terrorism.

It is not often watching something brings out such emotion for me, but watching this twenty years on, i still find it absolutely shocking, and heartbreaking.

In September 2006, 5th anniversary i was fortunate enough to visit New York, and what was then still Ground Zero, and the beginnings of The Peace Gardens and memorial.

RE: [VIDEO] Womans US Open Final

Fingers crossed for the young brit... either way she has done well.

I just hope the press/social media trolls leave her alone, as we seem to have an ingrained dislike of those that succeed in this country and want to bring them down.

RE: Travelers

UK is open for business!

Just been to Scotland for 2 weeks... in Glasgow its as if the pandemic doesn't exist, very few people paying any attention to distancing, wearing of masks etc, and no wonder that Scotland is seeing largest number of rises of cases!

RE: Una Stubbs

RIP you will always be my Aunt Sally


So long as your application is n with them, then you should have cover to continue driving.

I renewed my licence DL a few months ago, £14 arrived in 2 days... 

The process tells you you have cover to continue, keep copies of everything, as a few years ago, many people found out they had lost Motorcycle Categories, when they were simply removed

RE: rip Dusty Hill: ZZ Top bassist has died aged 72

RIP, I remember having Eliminator back in the 80's... you knew back then if you had made it when Spitting Image did a parody

'We've got beards... except for him' sadly cant find it on Youtube

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

clue is in the name of the account 'Politics For All' another looney political group, no science behind the posts, but never let that get in the way of a good story, even if it is completely misleading!

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

What you have to realise about India, and a lot of other countries including China, there are many many people whos births, marriages, and deaths are not registered, because of this the quoted figures will be 'official' figures, they don't/won't count those people who do not exist on official documentation, also many of these countries also have many 'ethnic' groups within who do not have 'official' status, so again they are not counted in any figures.

Its only now that I personally have family who are affected, young people <50, normally fit and healthy, working population, who have worn masks through out, have been vaccinated, yet have still caught it.

I know of people who believed they had hayfever, symptoms similar, only to test positive.

I just try to maintain a distance from everyone... i'm not being anti-social, I don't trust the public, they have no common sense to follow guidelines, add to that hot sunny weather and alcohol, its going to get a lot worse before it gets better, too many conspiracy theorists, blatantly ignoring scientific fact!

RE: I thought car insurance was supposed to be cheaper this year?

strangely this just popped up again a year after I last posted about how good Admiral were... 

Well this years renewal quote was £210 a jump of nearly £50, i did a quick Meerkat and other searches, and could get at just under the £200, rang Admiral, and they instantly matched it, so whilst its gone up a few quid since last year i'm still pretty happy at that price, i know some friends who have older cars, same age, but because of where they live are 4 times this!

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

my second Oxford A-Z no issues at looking forwards to my annual booster from September, just like Flu jab

RE: Euros 2021 (Men's)

well it wasnt pretty... but another clean sheet, lets hope we dont have a Turnip moment in the next round!